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Mario Kart Upgrade is a new Mario Kart Game for the Wii U. It is in development by Moonlight Studios and will contain downloadable content. It is the sequel to Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart Upgrade
Developer(s) Moonlight Studios Logo.png
Publisher(s) Nin.png
Platform(s) Wii u.png
Genre(s) Racing
Release Date(s) 25px-Flag of Europe.png Autumn 2013

25px-Flag of USA.png Late Autumn 2013
25px-Flag of Japan.png Early Winter 2013
25px-Flag of Australia.png Early Winter 2013

Mode(s) Single Player

Multiplayer (Up to 4)

Age Rating(s) 3Rating.png


The game still features the usual techniques of past Mario games. With the player being able to drive backwards and forwards. The drifting still complies with blue and orange flames for karts and blue flames for bikes. Wheelies for bikes are still available, as are tricks.


The game includes many features from past games.

However, there are many new features

  • There are 2 more weights - Fly and Welter. Being the lightest and the third lightest respectively.


  • Single Player
    • Grand Prix - Compete in 12 cups of 4 races each. 6 cups are new, 6 cups are retro.
    • Time Trial - Complete three laps/sections of a course in the fastest time possible. Each time the player has three boosts.
    • Coin Drive - Similar to Coin Rush from New Super Mario Bros. 2. The player/team must collect the most amount of coins either on track or battle course.
    • Battle
      • Bob-omb Blast - Mode returning from Mario Kart Double Dash. Players must blow each other up, using Bob-ombs.
      • Balloon Battle - The most common mode. Pop each other's balloons and collect the opponents.
      • Ghost Hunt - Shoot down ghosts using Green Shells.
    • Double Dash - Hidden Mode, where players can drive two on a kart.
  • Multiplayer
    • Grand Prix
    • Battle
      • Bob-omb Blast - Mode returning from Mario Kart Double Dash. Players must blow each other up, using Bob-ombs.
      • Balloon Battle - The most common mode. Pop each other's balloons and collect the opponents.
      • Ghost Hunt - Shoot down ghosts using Green Shells.
    • Double Dash



The game will include 35 characters, split into 7 weight classes: Fly, Feather, Welter, Light, Medium, Cruiser and Heavy. 14 will be default and 21 will be Unlockable.


Image Name Weight Stats Icon
Boo MKU.png Boo Fly
Lakitu MKU.png Lakitu Fly
150px Baby Mario Feather
Baby Luigi MKU.png Baby Luigi Feather
Toad MKU.png Toad Welter
Koopa Troopa MKU.png Koopa Troopa Welter
Peach MKU.png Peach Light
Yoshi MKU.png Yoshi Light
Mario MKU.png Mario Medium
Luigi MKU.png Luigi Medium
150px Waluigi Cruiser
150px Donkey Kong Cruiser
150px Wario Heavy
150px Bowser Heavy


Image Name Weight Stats Icon
150px Whittle Fly
150px Goombario Fly
150px Lakipea Fly
150px Baby Peach Feather
150px Baby Daisy Feather
150px Bandana Feather
150px Dry Bones Welter
150px Toadette Welter
150px Dragonia Koopa Welter
150px Daisy Light
150px Birdo Light
150px Bowser Jr. Light
150px Maria Medium
150px Luise Medium
150px Shadow Mario Medium
150px Hammer Bro. Cruiser
150px Boohemoth Cruiser
150px Bob-ette Cruiser
150px Boom Boom Heavy
150px King Bob-omb Heavy
150px Petey Piranha Heavy

Unlocking Criterion


Main Article: Mario Kart Upgrade/Courses

Default Courses


Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Waluigi Circuit DK Shore Old Clockworks Cosmic Ribbon
Wario’s Bank Crystalbank Creek Snowdrop Alpines Dragonia Palace
Mushroomy Greens Baby Peaks Maria Circuit Bowser’s Castle
Gold Rush Cave Mario Circuit Dry Fortress Rainbow Road


Unlockable Cups



Battle Courses



Unlocking Criterion


Image Name Description

Vehicle Customisation

Downloadable Content

3D Land Pack

Kong Collection



  • The game announced Anti-Gravity before it was announced in Mario Kart 8.
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